The delightful response from our 2016 contest winner Martie Robinson after the Gathering
I truly do not know where to begin…. to thank each and every one of you for your part in my rich and most memorable gift: Being invited to and included in the Centres Gathering 2016, in quaint, inspiring Quebec City. For me it was one of those “gift of a lifetime” experiences. I loved the circle and the conversations and bonding that was created there.
St Augustine’s, itself, was an amazing venue!! with the friendly welcoming people who work there, the snowy white sheets and billowy comforters on the beds, and the amazing spread of healthy choices of foods, three times every day! Visiting the beautiful chapel, hearing the nuns sing, wandering the mysterious network of halls, revisiting history in such reverent and amazing ways. I loved our evening in the vault! That was GREAT! Thank-you!
And in meeting with you all, I learned so much about your organization, and you. I love to imagine each of you now back at home in your place…I am in awe recognizing your humane beauty, your commitment, your diversity, your deep beliefs brought to life in the way you live every waking moment! It is about holistic health, inclusion, connection, and supporting your beliefs and all people through the incomparable great work that you do.
Considering my work as a bodyworker, at The Haven, I decided to book a couple of sessions of bodywork during my stay there and I certainly enjoyed that too! I learn so much from others who are engaged in work that is similar and yet different than mine.
I want you to realize how deeply moved I am by your generosity and your spirit. You are good people, doing invaluable work in the world. I wish you abundance and joy in all your dedicated work. Thank-you.
With lots of loving,
Bodyworker at The Haven and winner of the 2016 Contest
The winner received a package including:
1. One ticket to the 2016 International Holistic Centers Gathering, hosted by Le Monastère des Augustines in Québec City, Canada from May 15th to 20th (value of CAD $1,013). The special package for the Gathering includes:
- Accommodation in a restored original cloister
- Three healthy meals per day at Le Monastère’s restaurant
- Access to the activities of the daily program: meditation, relaxation, yoga, pilates, walk, film, etc.
- Access to the museum and the heritage site
- Networking opportunities, workshops and presentations tailored to Holistic / Retreat Centers
2. A CAD $500 credit towards travel expenses
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Dates of the contest:
The contest will run from March 8th until April 4th midday (PST).
The winner will be announced April 4th, 2016.
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